George Hinke print “Back to School”
George Hinke was born at Berlin, Germany, in 1883 and received his art training under the tutelage of Master Painters in Old Germany. Many murals in the famous churches of Germany attest to his artistry. He became a renowned Ideals Magazine illustrator of the 1950’s and 1960’s. This print entitled “Back to School” or “My Childhood Sweetheart” first appeared in the 1949 School Issue of Ideals. Hinke died in 1958. The print was also used in 1961 for the Valentine’s Day Issue of Ideals and was repeated in the 1979 Homespun Issue of Ideals.